“The Just Shall Live By Faith”

The Bible defines faith as the ‘substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.’  It is faith that makes you more than a conqueror.  Faith will cause you to get back up when you have been knocked down.  Faith will not allow one to quit when the going gets rough.  Faith will hold you steady when everything around you is falling apart and faith will cause one to focus on the things that are not seen and not on the things that are seen.

There are many things that can cause you to become discouraged in life but Believers have victory through Jesus Christ.  Therefore, you must believe that all things work together for good, and when tough times come, it is faith that will help you to move forward.  Today’s strength will come from remembering what God has already done for you.  If you are a child of God, nothing can ever separate you from His love so guard your heart with that thought.  You will never have a problem that God cannot solve and no matter what the circumstances of your life might be right now, encourage yourself in the Lord.  You have this present victory.

The just shall live by faith and if you follow that rule, you will win.  You have much to not only be thankful for but you have much to rejoice over because ‘your light afflictions cannot compare to the glory that will be revealed. (Romans 8:18).

“It Is Finished!”

Jesus Christ came to this earth for one purpose and that was to reconcile mankind back to God.  Through  the sin of Adam and Eve, every man and every woman lost that divine intimacy that had once existed between God and man.  God is a God of love and He is a just and righteous God.  Once sin came between man and God, God’s love and mercy would not allow Him to stay separated forever.  It was out of love that God gave to the world His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. God’s gift cost Jesus His life and because he was crucified for our sins, every one can be forgiven; because Jesus was raised from the dead, every one has been redeemed.  All we need to do is ask Jesus to become our Lord and Savior and live a life worthy of a child of God.

Jesus died for our sins but He arose on the third day and because He arose, every child of God will never see death but will pass from death into a life that we can only imagine.  As Jesus was hanging on the cross, He made the statement “it is finished.”  What He meant was that everything had been done according to the will of His Father to restore a relationship that could not be restored any other way.  No one could ever work hard enough or be good enough to merit eternal life on their own.  Once you accept Jesus as your Savior, you become part of the family of God.  No one can then pluck you out of His hands.

It’s amazing that all it takes is a believing heart when you consider the price that Jesus paid for redemption but it is true.  The blood of Jesus that was shed was and is good enough for the salvation of every one no matter who you are.  If you are living you life without Jesus, don’t go another day without asking Him into your heart.  If you are walking with Jesus, reflect on the goodness and grace of God.  No greater love can be found than the love Father God has for you.  Believe it.  Trust it and thank Him every day for it.

“Be Still And Know That I Am God”

Your journey here on earth will have its ups and downs.  You will face small problems and you will face big problems.  It’s safe to say that at some point you will even face an impossible situation – something that is beyond the resources of mankind.  It might come in the form of your health, your finances, facing a natural disaster and even death.  Impossible situations can only be resolved by God for it is He and He alone who has authority over heaven and earth.

The Bible gives us evidence that Jesus spoke the words ‘peace be still’ to the wind and the waves and the storm ceased.  Jesus cast out a legion of demons from a man’s body and restored him to normality.  A woman touched the hem of the garment of Jesus and she was made whole from a disease she had for 12 long years.  Jesus showed that he has power over death when he called out Lazarus from his grave and Lazarus came forth still wrapped in his burial clothes.  Jesus riased the 12 year old daughter of a Roman ruler from her death bed after announcing that she was only sleeping.

In the Kingdom of God the supernatural is normal.  Healing, restoration and restitution dwell where God is.  There is nothing impossible with God.  God wants His children to believe that that same power that Jesus has is also available to them.  Having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ gives everyone access to the power and authority found only in the fourth dimension.  Human resources are limited here on earth, but in the fourth dimension, there is a power that comes from the throne room of Almighty God.  Therefore, if you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior it doesn’t matter if you are facing an impossible situation today.  God can and will empower you to not only face it but to bring you through it in a manner that brings glory to Him.

Psalm 46:10 says “be still and know that I am God.”  Do not fear what lies ahead of you.  At the name of Jesus every knee must bow.  Walk in faith and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He has been raised from the dead to give you life and life more abundantly!

Beyond Your Threshold

Everyone likes to remain in their personal comfort zone for many reasons; going outside of the comfort zone can cause anxiety and even pain.  Personal trainers push their clients to go beyond what’s comfortable so that they achieve more with the goal of getting your body at its maximum strength.  No pain – no gain is often used to help motivate people to go one step further than they did the day before.

God works the same way.  God pushes us out of our comfort zone so that we can maximize our effectiveness in His Kingdom.  Do not be afraid to do a little more or go just a little further in unchartered territory.  It might be painful but there is a blessing on the other side.

When you are faced with difficult situations and you feel like you can’t do it anymore, remember these three things:

1) Believe that God will hear you when you pray and He will answer you

2) Persevere in what God allows in your life

3) Look forward to what God is going to do to deliver you

Sometime in your life, you will run into a situation that only God can get you out of.  Open your heart to Him and tell Him you need Him and then believe that God will answer your prayer.  Don’t doubt it for a second.  God is there and He wants nothing more to deliver you.  Don’t waste time asking ‘why did this happen to me?’  Believe that you will see the goodness of the Lord.  You won’t know how or when but God will bring you out.  Faith will keep you holding on to the God of the impossible.  Wait patiently for Him and in due season,you will reap a great harvest. If you have a vision, write it down.  It may tarry but the Bible tells us that it will surely come; that it will not lie.

Just beyond your threshold is a destiny that is abundantly more than what you have asked for.  Anticipate it; believe in it and pray over it.  God will never let you down.